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DPS: Estimated one in three at OCCC is homeless

HawaiiNewsNow reports - Officials estimate one in every three people who are incarcerated at O'ahu Community Correctional Center is homeless.

"Close to 30% of the individuals who walk in our door daily are homeless," said Department of Public Safety Director Ted Sakai.

He added that the data is based on an estimate provided by intake officials at OCCC. "We have observed over the past few years an increase in the number of homeless individuals coming through community correctional facilities on all islands. OCCC just happens to be the biggest one, but we believe this is a statewide issue."...   Read the full story

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